Scout bombing is pretty much the most annoying thing that can happen to you in Game of War. You get a whole bunch of notifications popping up at the bottom of your screen and a mail for every single scout.
What Is Scout Bombing?
Scout bombing is when 5+ people in your alliance scout an enemy over and over and over again so that it is hard for the enemy to navigate through their app.
- Makes it very hard for the enemy to see what the incoming rally or march is comprised of.
- Makes it very hard for enemies to change gear.
- Makes it very hard for enemies to view their own scout reports because your scout bombing reports push their report down super far.
- Can sometimes cause the enemy's phone to crash.
When Is Scout Bombing Used?
Primarily scout bombing is used to make it more difficult for a person holding the wonder to see what the incoming rally March is comprised of. Each scout “resets” the watchtower screen making it very difficult to identify the March coming. If they can’t identify the March they can’t switch out the proper counter units. Also, it is used to distract the enemy, cause them confusion, and make it difficult for them to review their own scout reports or mail in general, and freak them out. After playing the game for awhile scout bombs will affect you less and you be able to think more clearly while they are happening.
For example, when someone is trying to rally you while holding the wonder, it's wise to scout bomb them as much as possible so it's very hard for them to change gear while the march is marching. Also, it makes it hard for the rally leader to scout the wonder and see which troops are in it. This allows the alliance holding the wonder to switch troops in and out according to what will help them absorb the rally best, while not allow the enemy to view their wonder scout report.
When To Not Scout Bomb
Let's say you are trying to rally someone who you think is offline. You rallying them will send one notification to their phone (if they have notifications turned on), but if you scout bomb them they will get a whole bunch of notification and may come back online in time to shield.
So do not scout bomb someone who might be offline. Lot's of times trap account pretend to be offline, learn how to spot a trap account.
How To Avoid Scout Bombs
In order to avoid ALL this hassle, there only one simple thing you have to do. Temporarily deconstruct your Watchtower. Click the "Use" button only so that you will have many days before it deconstructs fully, and in the meantime you can "cancel" the deconstruction at any time you want to still keep your watchtower.
You can view all the steps below:
This will eliminate all the notices and you can function as normal. They will still scout like a bunch of noobs but at least you can manage the attack without interference. Hero Presets also help a ton here. You can keep a set for Solo Attack, Rally with Relics, Research, Train, Monsters, and Troop Load (for robbing banks). Being able to switch modes with two traps is killer.
Partially contributed by Jason and xxxSALTHEART